Items tagged with legalization

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Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis [24.04.2017] The Swiss public could have another chance to decide if cannabis consumption should be legalized after the group Legalize It launched a popular initi...
Canada and eight US states have done it. Why can't NSW legalise cannabis? [24.04.2017] In Australia the long arm of the law still has a long reach, waging a war on drugs. Last year, there were more than 26,000 criminal incidents of cann...
‘An awful lot of expertise’ [24.04.2017] Black market marijuana growers should be included in the legal market as they can provide valuable expertise as it evolves, Anne McLellan, chair of t...
Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high [20.04.2017] Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in ...
Six things to know about weed in Germany [20.04.2017] There's long been talk of fully legalizing cannabis in Germany, especially in the capital of Berlin. But how close is Deutschland actually to making ...
While waiting to legalize pot, why not decriminalize it in the meantime? [19.04.2017] The Trudeau government has put itself and many Canadians in a bind with the announcement that it will legalize marijuana by July of next year. On the...
Always look on the bright side of legalization [17.04.2017] I have to say, I’ve been pretty dismayed with the overall response to Bill C-45. While I wasn’t expecting spontaneous mobs of joyous people cheering ...
Legalization plan doesn’t include amnesty for past marijuana-convictions: Liberals [17.04.2017] The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public...
Push to undo hash ban in Nepal [14.04.2017] Marijuana use was always culturally accepted in Nepal, and the cannabis indica plant grows wild across the country. Open sale of marijuana in governm...
Globe editorial: The Liberals begin Canada’s countdown to legal pot [13.04.2017] The Trudeau government has started off on the right foot down the path to legalization of cannabis. But the next 15 months or so could make or break ...
Is this the end of the black market for marijuana? [13.04.2017] Marijuana was criminalized in Canada in 1923. There was no debate in the House of Commons, just the statement, "There is a new drug in the schedule."...
Canada’s marijuana legalization plan designed to reduce criminal role in market [13.04.2017] Stating that 94 years of prohibition were an "abject failure," the federal government has tabled long-awaited legislation to legalize marijuana for a...
Liberals table bills to legalize pot, clamp down on impaired driving [13.04.2017] The Liberal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on pot, checking off a major promise from the 2015 campaign. The plan comes with two...
The world’s first pot-focused exchange-traded fund [10.04.2017] The launch of the world’s first cannabis-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF), on the Toronto Stock Exchange, is welcome news to aficionados of marijua...
Liberals set to table marijuana legislation, but key details need to be resolved [10.04.2017] The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers ...
Oregon set to shield marijuana user data from US officials [10.04.2017] Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved a proposal to protect pot users from havin...
How Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs [08.04.2017] When the Obama administration reduced harsh prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, rave reviews came from across the political spectrum. Civ...
Uruguay to sell cannabis in pharmacies from July [07.04.2017] Uruguay will begin selling cannabis in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug. "Cannabis will b...
Toronto pot shop raids: Huge success or costly attack? [07.04.2017] Shut down, Mayor John Tory told marijuana shop owners, or face “whatever enforcement mechanisms” the city can muster to extinguish the “wildfire” spr...
«Une grande partie de l’argent du haschich ne profite pas à l’économie marocaine» [30.03.2017] Début mars, un rapport du département d’Etat américain a fait grand bruit, affirmant que la « production de cannabis » au Maroc équivalait à 23 % du ...
Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry [30.03.2017] U.S. lawmakers introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a frame...
SPD-Politiker will Abgabe von Cannabis nach der Wahl legalisieren [30.03.2017] Der drogenpolitische Sprecher der SPD, Burkhard Blienert, plädiert dafür, dass die schrittweise Legalisierung der Cannabis-Abgabe in das Wahlprogramm...
Public support for marijuana legalization surged in 2016 [29.03.2017] Public support for marijuana legalization in the US surged in 2016, according to data just released from the General Social Survey. Last year 57 perc...
Marijuana industry faces challenge in gaining Canadians’ trust, survey finds [29.03.2017] Marijuana stocks may have leapt higher on the news of Ottawa’s plans to legalize the drug by next year, but the industry is facing an uphill battle i...
Pot legalization: Canada doesn’t need another profit-seeking drug industry [28.03.2017] When Canadians have expressed concerns about upcoming cannabis legalization, the government has assured them that the legal cannabis industry will be...
Ottawa's plans for cannabis legalization may be slowed by provinces [27.03.2017] Ottawa’s plan to legalize marijuana by next year could hit serious roadblocks across the country, as provinces and territories are expected to have d...
Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018 [26.03.2017] The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018. CBC News has learned that the leg...
Task-force leader on legalizing marijuana urges prohibition, for now [23.03.2017] Anne McLellan, head of an official task force that submitted recommendations to Ottawa on how best to legalize cannabis, said police everywhere shoul...
Expert not expecting Trump to crack down on legal marijuana [22.03.2017] With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, supporters of Nevada’s marijuana industry have been watching Jeff Sessions with wary, worried eyes s...
Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot [22.03.2017] Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legali...
A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening [21.03.2017] Data coming out of Washington and Colorado suggest that those states' legalization experiments, which began in earnest in 2014, are not causing any s...
Kiffen auf der Kö [18.03.2017] Düsseldorf, die Landeshauptstadt Nordrhein-Westfalens, kämpft seit Monaten sehr aktiv und kreativ um die nationale Vorreiter-Rolle in Sachen Cannabis...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often...
Morocco and Cannabis [10.03.2017] This policy briefing discusses whether or not the aim of reducing cannabis cultivation is realistic or beneficial for Morocco, what it would actually...
Illegal marijuana shops linked to activists Marc, Jodie Emery raided across Canada [09.03.2017] Police officers in several Canadian cities raided illegal marijuana dispensaries linked to activists Marc and Jodie Emery, charging them and several ...
Marijuana stocks drop as Trudeau’s pot czar says Canada won’t rush into legalization [07.03.2017] As investors flock to Canada’s burgeoning marijuana sector, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is signaling recreational pot sales aren’t imm...
Sessions reassures senators: No pot crackdown imminent [02.03.2017] The Trump administration is causing serious paranoia among marijuana advocates with its hints of a federal crackdown on recreational use. But Attorne...
Sessions: More violence around marijuana than ‘one would think’ [27.02.2017] The Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, ...
People in Latin America are starting to turn against outlawing marijuana [27.02.2017] Sentiments in Latin America in favor of outlawing marijuana appear to be undergoing shifts in some countries, according to a study published the Inte...
Four of five Danes support legalising medical cannabis [27.02.2017] More than 80 percent of Danes are in favour of legalising the medical use of cannabis, a new survey has found, increasing the chance that a pilot sch...
As Trump said in the campaign, leave pot to the states [27.02.2017] In pulling back from Mr. Trump’s assurance during the campaign that states should be left to decide their own marijuana policies, White House spokesm...
White House hints at crackdown on recreational marijuana [23.02.2017] White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “...
Can the government impede cannabis regulation in Spain? [17.02.2017] Is cannabis regulation possible with a prohibitionist government in Spain? Cooperation between various forces in Congress, changes in public attitude...
Just how mainstream is marijuana? [17.02.2017] Time to dispel any doubts you may still have that marijuana reform is truly a mainstream political issue. This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. repre...
Peru's Government proposes to legalise medical marijuana [09.02.2017] Peru's government says it will present to the opposition-dominated legislature a plan to legalise the medical use of marijuana “for the treatment of ...
Thousands call for full weed legalization at Tel Aviv rally [05.02.2017] Thousands of Israelis, including two lawmakers, demonstrated for the full legalization of cannabis, urging the government to go beyond the recently a...
Marijuana health trends mostly positive but still bear watching [01.02.2017] Marijuana-related emergency room visits dropped, accidental poisonings are down and recreational marijuana failed to bring a much-feared spike in ado...
Marijuana legalization must include justice reform [31.01.2017] Across the US, we routinely take a pledge that ends in “with liberty and justice for all.” Yet that fundamental promise has been broken in six of the...
Boulder DA Stan Garnett named to group that will advise Trump administration on pot [30.01.2017] The National District Attorney's Association created a policy group featuring 14 district attorneys from across the country who will issue advisement...
‘Building the airplane while it’s being flown’ [30.01.2017] In the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government workers face a daunting task: By next year, craft regulations and rules that will govern Cali...

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